Panah Panahi was born in Tehran in 1984 and studied cinema at the Tehran University of Art. While attending, he directed his first short film which went on to participate in and win awards at many domestic and international film festivals. Later, he became a set photographer, and then moved into the roles of assistant cinematographer and assistant director. Eventually, Panah acted as a consultant, editor and assistant director to his famous father, the director Jafar Panahi.
Hit the Road is Panah Panahi’s first feature length movie.